A utopia of vast terrain and brimming with wildlife, our Namibia tours are perfect for adventure and discovery.
With a large Atlantic coast that crosses the Tropic of Capricorn, our Namibia tours include many national parks which are host to hundreds of species of animals, birds and plants - perfect for wildlife viewing.
The coastal city of Swakopmund has lots to offer in terms of adrenaline-fuelled activities as its landscape - wild and rugged. The dunes are ideal for sandboarding and quad biking, as well as the town being a great place to skydive and see dolphins.
The city itself is great for shopping and has delicious local cuisine to try. The dunes soon turn to mountains as you venture through to Spitzkoppe to see the mighty granite monoliths and strange rock formations.
Our Namibia tours also give you a chance to meet and integrate with the socially dynamic Himba tribe, well known for their semi-nomadic pastoral lifestyle.
The Himba population is estimated at about 50,000, and they're famous for their practice of applying otjize, a red paste made of ochre which symbolises the richness of the earth and life essence.
If you're a lover of wildlife, there are few better places than Etosha National Park to see a great variety of amazing creatures in their natural habitat.
Our Namibia tours take you by the waterholes and natural springs of the park, which are ideal to catch a glimpse of zebras, impala, wildebeest, cheetahs and elephants.
A Namibia tour from Encounters Travel will leave you with a lasting Namibia safari experience!
The capital city of Windhoek gives you an opportunity to explore the streets, visit markets and get a taste for the contemporary culture of Namibia.
From city life to the quiet countryside and even its wildlife parks, our Namibia tours offers a memorable experience for every type of traveller!
Do you want to know more about Namibia and its beauty? Or do you need accurate visa information?
Contact the Namibia tourism board for more information.
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I had an amazing time on the trip. Everything was incredibly well organized and planned out to a tee. Our tour guide, Big Mo, was amazing and super knowledgeable. I couldn't have imagined a better trip to Egypt!
I have dealt with Anthony Horrobin on a number of occasions and it is like talking to an old friend on the phone. Anthony is super-efficient and will always go the extra mile to create the perfect trip.
I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
Everything was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and liked that we were interested in what he was telling us. We were lucky to be in a group with like minded people who also wanted to stay in places longer of which our guide accommodated. Only negative thing was the sitting train. Best to just take the flying option. Train was not bad but has no services, no alcohol, and breakfast was all carbs and an egg. Egypt really seems to like their breads and pastries....
My experience with Encounters was excellent from start to finish. The Tour Guide, Sheriff, was the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional guide I have ever had on a tour and his love for Egypt really made me enjoy my time so much more.
I was cautious about arriving in Egypt given the current circumstances about the country, but felt safer that I did living in London as soon as I arrived. All of the Encounters staff are very professional.
The trip was excellent and very well run, we have no complaints it was exactly as we expected.The guide was knowledgable and courteous, it ran on time and accommodation was fine.We have no complaints and have now booked again to go to India.
The trip was as above and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, all destinations were as expected and lived up to our expectations.We went with the idea of visiting Turkey and especially Gallipoli which achieved our goals.The historical part of thetrip was very well done and memmorable.
Dial Code: +264
Area: 825,615 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Namibia is the Atlantic Ocean at 0m | The highest point in Namibia is the Konigstein Mountain at 2,606m (8,545 ft.)
Population: 2,587,801 (2018)
Government: Multi-party parliamentary democracy
Language: English, German
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country located in Southern Africa. The Atlantic Ocean is along the western border, and the country also borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east.
In 1990, Namibia gained independence from South Africa, following the Namibian War of Independence. The capital and largest city in Namibia is Windhoek. Kenya is a member state of the United Nations, the African Union and the Commonwealth of Nations.
This country is the driest in Sub-Saharan Africa and was inhabited by the San, Damara and Nama groups. Namibia is a multi-party parliamentary democracy. The expansive Namib Desert means that Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. It also has the least rainfall of any country in sub-Saharan Africa.
The landscape of Namibia features five varied geographical areas, including the Namib, the Bushveld, the Kalahari Desert, and the Great Escarpment. The coastal desert of Namibia is one of the oldest deserts in the world. The sand dunes are created by the strong onshore winds and are the highest in the world.
As Namibia is the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the country depends on groundwater. There are more than 10,000 boreholes scattered across the country. Tourism is a major contributor to Namibia's GDP. The country is a popular destination in Africa and is renowned for its ecotourism, which encompasses Namibia's vast wildlife.
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